460 Ford Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
731 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey guys, how do you know which carrier you need for a D44?? Well in my case it is a
-16D detroit locker, which is supposed to be for the 3 series gears. My 4.10 ratio richmond gears fit on perfectly. Is there something I'm not getting about carrier fitment?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,387 Posts
THe question would be on your gears, do you have a normal set or the "thick gear" set? That's the only way to run a 3.92 and up (numerically) gear set on a 3 series carrier. More than likely you actually have a 4 series Detroit
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
731 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Well I bought the detroit from a guy who told me he was going to 4.56 cause the 3.55s weren't enough. The only numbers I fond on it were: 8L17 (Possibly 8LI7), 70960, 70961, 13J99 and -16D.

Will the gears physically bolt on to the wrong carrier?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,607 Posts
Sure will, the difference is in the off-set of the carrier itself.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,607 Posts
He was obviously selling it because the 4 series gears wouldn't work on it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
731 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
I guess I'll have to sell my locker and get a different one then. No biggie. I shouldn't have any trouble unloading a detroit locker.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top